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The Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lectures

Leymah Gbowee Vandana Shiva Sister Simone Campbell
Leymah Gbowee, 2010 Dr. Vandana Shiva, 2012 Sister Simone Campbell, 2013


The Judith Davidson Moyers Lecture creates a public forum to discuss the most pressing global issues faced by present-day women leaders. In addition to exploring enduring questions of human value and meaning, each year its recipients reflect on topics ranging from environmental rejuvenation and maternal health to poverty eradication, war, and women’s education. The lectureship includes three interlocking components, united around the theme of public discussion and broad-reaching education: a high-profile, public lecture by an internationally recognized woman leader; a reception honoring both the invited speaker and the life and work of the lectureship's namesake, Judith Moyers; and additional educational programming to benefit students at Union and surrounding schools.

Previous speakers in the Judith Davidson Moyers Lecture Series include Nobel Laureate and Executive Director of the Women Peace and Security Network Aftica, Leymah Gbowee, and renowned eco-activist and champion of women's rights, Dr. Vandana Shiva. This year's lecture was delivered by Sister Simone Campbell of "Nuns on the Bus". 


The Forrest Church Memorial Lecture

Forrest-Church-Memorial-Lecture  The Forrest Church Memorial Lecture hosts leading scholars, ministers and public figures at Union Theological Seminary annually, providing a platform for the advancement of Liberal Religion in theological education and public life. The Lectures are also a meeting point for members of All Souls, Union, Unitarian Universalist, and other liberal religious communities to engage academic and ministerial leaders whose work stands directly on the shoulders of Dr. Church's legacy.

The Third Annual Forrest Church Memorial Lecture Featuring Bill Moyers (11/12/12)

Read the transcript of the remarks delivered by Bill Moyers: "The Religion of Inequality" from the lecture.

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